Restoration of stream meanders

Peggy A. Johnson, Richard D. Hey

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Stream meander restoration design is often based on empirical equations or other empirical information. The appropriateness of these methods depends on the local physiographic and hydrologic setting and on the ability of the method to adequately describe the planform geometry. Freely formed meander planforms can be described by two equations for the meander arc length and sinuosity. Regional regression equations can be used to verify the use of free-form meander dimensions or as the basis for meander design or stabilization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEngineering Approaches to Ecosystem Restoration
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0784403821, 9780784403822
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998
EventWetlands Engineering and River Restoration Conference 1998 - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: Mar 22 1998Mar 27 1998

Publication series

NameEngineering Approaches to Ecosystem Restoration


OtherWetlands Engineering and River Restoration Conference 1998
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityDenver, CO

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecological Modeling


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